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Hemp Farming Returns to SC

October 25, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Lucas Snyder

Lucas Snyder Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio You may have heard that hemp farming is legal now in our state and that’s why farmers from the Upstate to the Lowcountry have been working overtime in recent months nurturing twenty 20-acre parcels of industrial hemp...

Curbing Food Recalls

October 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . The South Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Consumer Protection Division has a new responsibility these days. The US Food and Drug Administration has adopted a Food Safety Modernization Act...

Citizen Diplomats Mean Business in SC

October 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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After our next guest spent two years in Chile with the Peace Corps, he returned to South Carolina in 1970 wondering how he could continue that diplomatic experience here. Then he discovered that Columbia had a chapter of a volunteer organization that the State Department...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

October 22, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner, co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics and the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

SC Entrepreneurial Resources Keep Growing

October 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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University-attached business incubators are an important part of our state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. About a year ago, another one opened for business, this time at a faith-based institution in the Midlands. Mike Switzer interviews Scott Adams, dean of the Business...

Overseas Healthcare Gaining in Popularity

October 18, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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We continue to hear stories, as you probably have, about Americans not only going abroad for faster and less-expensive healthcare treatments, but completely relocating overseas and living life as an expatriate . Mike Switzer interviews David Boucher, a South Carolina...

Life Sciences Research Facility Breaks Ground in Lowcountry

October 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Bob Quinn

We often talk about the importance of the automobile and aerospace industries to our state, but the life sciences also have a big impact: over 15,000 employees with an average salary of almost $80,000 and a total state economic impact of $11.4 billion. And that’s exactly...

Rocket, Sand Sculpture part of State Fair Traditions

October 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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October brings many things to South Carolina - more football, turning leaves, cooler temps (we hope!). And one of the fall's most anticipated events is the South Carolina State Fair. Long-time fairgoers have established many traditions they associate with the fair, but "...

Midterm Elections = Stock Market Volatility

October 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Midterm election years tend to be relatively volatile periods for the financial markets and our next guest says he expects 2018 to finish with that trend intact. Mike Switzer interviews Doug English, a certified financial planner and our resident market prognosticator with...

My Tour Through the Asylum: a Southern Integrationist's Memoir

October 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Dr. William Dufford

(Originally broadcast 04/06/18) - Immortalized in the writings of his most famous student, best-selling author Pat Conroy, veteran education administrator William E. Dufford has led an the life of a stalwart champion for social justice and equal access for all to the...

Spending Marketing Money Efficiently

October 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Ray Owens

When a business owner looks at their marketing budget, they need to determine the best place to spend that money. Where is the business getting the most bang for its buck? Our next guest says that measuring your return on your marketing investment can be a confusing process...

Cast Iron Skillets Making Money for SC Entrepreneur

October 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Isaac Morton

If you read Garden and Gun magazine or Bon Appetit, you may have noticed our next guest’s company receiving some accolades for their cast iron skillets. His company is also one of several that has found a home at the old Charleston Navy Base. Mike Switzer interviews Isaac...

Doing Business with the Government, Ethically

October 10, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Michael Burchstead

The activities of lawmakers, government and other public entities are under intense scrutiny these days. Which means that businesses need to be aware of the legal ramifications of their interactions with these organizations. Mike Switzer interviews Michael Burchstead, an...

Grammy-Winning Guitarist Jason Vieaux Talks Chamber Music

October 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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The expressive capabilities of a lone guitar are not lost on Jason Vieaux. In 2015, the guitarist’s recordings for the album Play (Azica Records) won him that year’s Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. But for this versatile artist, it’s not all about solo...

Including Charities in Your Estate

October 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Corrine Hanna

Most of us make regular donations to charities during our lifetimes, but how many of us think about making room for those charities in our wills and/or estate plans? Our next guest says there are certainly some things to keep in mind if that is your desire. Mike Switzer...

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